Cannock Chase MP, Amanda Milling, visits Arriva to discuss bus services

Cannock Chase MP Amanda Milling has visited the garage of bus company Arriva to discuss local services and transport issues affecting passengers in the town.

Amanda met Rob Cheveaux, Area Managing Director - North, at the Arriva Midlands depot in Delta Way, Cannock.

She said: “Bus services are a crucial lifeline for many residents and when faced with issues, whether it be the complete loss of a service or reductions to regular scheduled journeys, it significantly impacts on daily life.

“This was an opportunity to discuss the local bus services with Rob and raise the concerns of constituents. We discussed, amongst other services, the loss of a service along the Norton Green Lane area of Norton Canes and I hope that together we can work to reach a solution.”

Rob added: “We appreciate Amanda taking time out of her busy schedule to visit our Cannock depot and were delighted to have the opportunity to show her around and discuss any concerns she might have, as well as letting her know about changes to our services and local initiatives such as our £6 family ticket offer over the summer holidays.

"With around 5 billion journeys made each year, bus is the most frequently used form of public transport and it is important that we engage with MPs, councillors and passengers to spread the word about the benefits of travelling by bus. We are proud to play our part in reducing congestion and vehicle emissions on our roads.”

The meeting followed this year’s Catch the Bus Week campaign in July. Now in its 5th year, ‘Catch the Bus Week’ - which is held each July and is spearheaded by Greener Journeys - was launched to raise awareness of the vast economic, environmental and social benefits of taking the bus as well as encouraging the public to give bus travel a try.

For more information about services and timetables, either download the free Arriva Bus App via the Apple Store or Google Play, or visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/midlands